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Lines For Evacuation Buses Grow In New Orleans

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Lines of people waiting for buses to take them out of New Orleans are growing longer and traffic is growing heavier on the main highways as Hurricane Gustav strengthens.

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Guard Brings Gustav Warning Door-To-Door On Miss. Coast

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Emergency management officials in Mississippi's three coastal huddled today (Saturday) to plan for the potential of damaging winds and flooding when Gustav makes landfall early next week.

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Gustav Now Category 4 Storm

Updated: 08/30/2008 - Hurricane Gustav has been upgraded to a category 4 hurricane as it passes near the Isle of Pines and moves toward western Cuba.

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New Orleans Jittery As Another Hurricane Approaches

Posted: 08/30/2008 - These are nervous times in New Orleans. Its citizens don't sleep well in August, not when a hurricane lurks offshore. With Gustav poised to bear down on the Gulf, people are nervous.

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Ala. Governor: No Evacuation For Now

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says no evacuation order is planned for now but Hurricane Gustav could change course before making landfall.

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MDOT Ready for Contra Flow

Updated: 08/30/2008 - An evacuation plan preceding Hurricane Katrina moved over a million people off the Gulf Coast in 24 hours. That same plan will be tested by Hurricane Gustav.

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Red Cross Readies for Landfall

Updated: 08/30/2008 - The American Red Cross is making preparations to feed, shelter, and provide emotional support to people affected by Hurricane Gustav.

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Residents Begin Leaving Gulf Coast Ahead Of Storm

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Hurricane Gustav strengthened into a dangerous storm Saturday, and as city officials started evacuation plans, some residents weren't waiting to be told to leave.

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Gustav Swells To Dangerous Cat 3 Storm Off Cuba

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Gustav swelled to a fearsome Category 3 hurricane with winds of 120 mph as it shrieked toward the heartland of Cuba's cigar industry Saturday on a track to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, three years after Hurricane Katrina.

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MDOT Activates Call Center

Updated: 08/30/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Transportation has activated a call center to assist the traveling public with information about roads and traffic.

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Katrina: Three Years Later, Part 3

Updated: 08/29/2008 - Many Mississippi Gulf Coast residents working in the seafood industry are still recovering from Hurricane Katrina, even as another hurricane is bearing down on them.

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Gustav Threatens Blood Supply

Updated: 08/30/2008 - United Blood Services is concerned that Hurricane Gustav and Labor Day may be a double blow in efforts to get blood donations.

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Agencies Coordinate for Gustav

Updated: 08/29/2008 - Homeland security, emergency responders and utility companies met in Meridian Friday morning to coordinate plans for possible impact from Hurricane Gustav.

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Schools Plan for Gustav

Updated: 08/30/2008 - Area schools are making preparations for Gustav, in case it causes problems that will interrupt the normal routine next week.

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Governor Announces Mandatory Evacuations

Updated: 08/30/2008 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour issued mandatory evacuations for some residents of Harrison and Hancock counties, beginning Sunday morning. Interstates 55 and 59 will be northbound only sometime this weekend.

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EMEPA Prepares for Gustav

Updated: 08/30/2008 - EMEPA said it activated its emergency work plan earlier this week and secured additional line crews, should its system be damaged.

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Barbour Releases 3-Year Katrina Report

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour released a report on the state's recovery since Hurricane Katrina hit three years ago.

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Hotel Rooms Going Fast

Updated: 08/30/2008 - Hotel rooms in the south are quickly filling up as Gustav approaches.

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Pet Shelters Emptying Cages As Gustav Approaches

Updated: 08/30/2008 - An animal shelter sent dozens of stray cats out of town, while pet owners bought pet food and travel crates in case they have to evacuate ahead of Tropical Storm Gustav.

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New Orleans Hospitals Stock Up For Gustav

Posted: 08/29/2008 - With the approach of Gustav, which forecasters say could make landfall as a hurricane in coming days, hospital officials are making emergency plans.

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